iMac 2007 24" not starting

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  1. Triplefun macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2018
    I am a complete noob to macs but have been given an old a1225 - 24" 2007. When starting it displays a white screen with a folder and imbedded '?'. I searched the forums and replaced the disk with a 256gb DSD and upgraded the memory from 2x 1gb to 2x 2gb. I have created a number of snow leopard install dvd disks on my PC which seem to be recognized - lots of disk activity. When I start the mac with the DVD loaded I still get a "?" after 1 or 2 minutes. I have tried numerous start up options including reset nvram, using an external USB DVD drive, and hardware diagnostics. Occasionally I get a white screen with mouse. Nothing I do seems to make any difference.

    Is there anything else I can try or is the machine past its used by date?
    --- Post Merged, Feb 9, 2018 ---
    Just saw a post referencing the status LEDs on the logic board. I'll open the Mac and give an update on their settings.
  2. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 68000


    Oct 19, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Making pirated discs on the PC will never work. Snow Leopard has never been available for download.

    Lash out twenty bucks and buy a brand new DVD of Snow Leopard from Apple Online. If you are near anb Apple Store, see if it is available there using the link, or have bit mailed.
  3. Triplefun thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2018
    Thanks. Yes I was also thinking that may be the issue and will order one once I confirm the led settings.
  4. Triplefun thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2018
    The LED are all green so HW should be OK. I've ordered a Snow Leopard recovery disk so hopefully things will be more positive.

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